Cooperatives are uniquely linking local people with local foods.
- Co-ops provide online shopping for local foods.
- Co-ops operate retail food stores and feature local farmers.
- Co-ops jointly market local products.
- Co-ops are owned by farmers, ranchers and consumers, you and your neighbor.
We have assisted communities from Oregon to Alaska, and Hawaii to Idaho to connect with local foods through cooperatives.
The innovation of cooperatives was featured in the 2012 conference, Cultivating NW Co-ops: Celebrating Our Food Community. The conference featured speakers from cooperatives providing meat processing, grain and legume marketing, rural electricity, financial services, retail grocery sales, and online local product sales.
These and many other cooperatives are benefiting their communities across the nation.